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Routes to coaching accreditation with the Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching

The Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching is triple accredited by the International Coaching Federation, the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and the Association for Coaching.

This means that successful completion of the programme satisfies several of the requirements for the three main coaching accreditation bodies to achieve individual coach accreditation.

Successful completion of the PCEC provides you with:

  • 60 hours’ approved coach specific training hours
  • 10 hours’ coach mentoring (7 as a group and 3 individual)
  • 4 hours’ group coaching supervision
  • Completion of a 30-minute coaching practice video recording

These can then be used towards an application for individual accreditation at the following levels:

Accreditation Body Level of Accreditation Coaching experience required
Association for Coaching* Foundation Executive Coach 75+ hours
Association for Coaching* Executive Coach 250+ hours
Association for Coaching* Professional Executive Coach 750+ hours
European Mentoring and Coaching Council** Foundation Coach 50+ hours
European Mentoring and Coaching Council Practitioner Coach 100+ hours
International Coaching Federation*** Associated Certified Coach 100+ hours

*All historical coaching experience can be counted towards these hours.

**All successful graduates of the PCEC can gain this accreditation with the EMCC by becoming a member and activating their request for a credential.

*** Only coaching experience since the start of the programme can be counted towards these hours.

Each accreditation body has its own application process, fees and criteria. Please refer to their respective websites for full details:

The EMCC has a useful comparison table of requirements, assessment and common coaching competences.

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